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Kenny, David J.; Judd, Peter L. – Infants and Young Children, 1988
Developmental disabilities and chronic illness can impact the oral health of children in the preeruptive and primary dentition stages. The article covers prevention and management of dental caries; gingival changes; trauma to the primary dentition; sucking, swallowing, and mastication; extraorally fed patients; and factitial injuries. Home-care…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Dental Evaluation, Dental Health, Developmental Disabilities
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Madell, Jane R. – Infants and Young Children, 1988
Hearing loss in infants and young children can be identified through behavioral observation audiometry, visual reinforcement audiometry, or auditory brainstem response testing. Habilitation may involve amplification with hearing aids, other assistive listening devices, or cochlear implants. Expectations for children with different degrees of…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Audiometric Tests, Auditory Evaluation, Communication Aids (for Disabled)
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Sears, Carol J. – Infants and Young Children, 1994
This article defines tactile defensiveness as a sensory processing problem that results in aversive responses to touch. The article outlines causes, presents sample behaviors to assist in recognizing the possible presence of this dysfunction in infants and toddlers, and offers suggestions to assist in coping with and seeking appropriate treatment…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Disabilities, Etiology, Infants
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Boukydis, C. F. Zachariah; Moses, Lenette – Infants and Young Children, 1995
This article discusses the benefits of support groups and networks for parents of premature and high-risk infants. Options for starting and maintaining groups are discussed, and a resource section lists self-help organizations, training materials, and reference works. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Coping, Infants, Parent Associations